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Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in Saint Julian's
Iasi, Romania
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“First time in Malta for a good vacation but not an inspirated choice for hotel!”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

We had a travel first time to Malta and enjoyed that country very much. We had many excursions inside of country, beautiful and interesting but I did not like the hotel Vivaldi. Sorry to say that I was dissapointed first time since we arrived. They gave us a room that we did not book with our agency travel. I was forced to call in my country and discuss with the agent and after he talked to hotel the problem was solved. The room are old like furniture and all they have inside, and they have 4 stars not 2. I saw much better for such stars in other countries. The breakfast poor somehow same food every day, nothing less nothing more. The cleanliness not so good, dirty on the balcony. The other guests there they are usual to disturb other clients. I saw some horrible scene from our balcony. The staff of the desk it seems do not care about that and do not nothing. Also they are not friendly staff and not ready to help the guests. Sorry for that and specially for their stars. They must learn a lot about they must treat the guests.For sure if I come back in Malta I shall choose other hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

For a second year we were at the Vivaldi 13 - 20 September 2012. We still love this hotel. The buffet breakfasts are tremendous, as are the evening meals. Huge choice of mediterranean-style cuisine, well prepared, fresh ingredients, and the patisserie is wonderful. The staff are endless polite and patient, especially given the number of travellers passing through, many just for an overnight stay. The downside is that because of the volume of traffic through the hotel, some of the bedrooms are beginning to look slightly tired, though still good quality furniture and fittings, and a large bathroom. Since our stay in 2011 the lifts have been upgraded so that they react like lightening. We discovered the lower ground floor gym this year, with an excellent indoor heated pool of good size, with well-appointed shower facilities alongside. All in all the Vivaldi is good value and offers a comfortable stay. The rooftop outdoor pool is excellent, but for luxury you can cross the road and pay to go into the Beach Club there for the day.

Room Tip: Obviously sea views are best......
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

This hotel is no better than OK - Not very clean, generally it could do with a refurb, since the decor is very tired.

Staff are curt and at sometimes a little rude. Breakfast room is very crowded at peak times.

Room Tip: Some street noise - ask for higher floor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 8 days in september 2012 and almost all of our colleagues were dissatisfied with the place. First they want to charge your entire stay without even showing your room. Many of us needed to wait couple of hours as rooms were not ready. Upon arrival sheets were not clean(!) as well as during the entire stay somehow we had the feeling that cleaning is far from being proper, carpets , all corners are dirty, hair left in bathroom and even if you ask for cleaning of the room there is no particular change. WiFi is not free. Breakfast quality is poor, and we had to beg everyday for tea bags! There are plenty of cheaper but better quality hotels in close distance so do not choose it.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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We booked our week's holiday with Riviera Travel and were not disappointed. From the moment we were met at the airport to the return trip we were well looked after. Good quality and varied food each day,catering for all tastes. Well air conditioned, spacious rooms some with small balconies (side hotel) others on 6th floor have terraces. When booking ask what is available. Good sized dining room. Have a look on u-tube for video of amenities which include a roof top swimming pool and retaurant area. We would certainly go back there.

Room Tip: Side and rooms facing the sea have the best views and least noise unless you have a noisy next door...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Due to a booking mishap, had to find a hotel for one night in Malta for my last day of holidays. The room I have booked looked very tired with old furniture and very basic linen on the beds. The beds were very uncomfortable and the rooms noisy as the hotel is located in the busy Paceville area. Some other hotels in the area have double glass windows to protect from the noise.

The worst was the customer service. I was called at 10:00AM in the morning of the check out to be reminded that I had to leave the room at 12:00. Not very smart if you had a night out and you wanted to recover and wake up at 11:30... The same happened to my friends in another whom I booked my self (we were 4 adults in 2 room). Anyway, after being woken up, we headed to the restaurant to check if breakfast was still being served. We asked the guy at the entrance and he said that restaurant was closed in a very rude way, not even looking at us or saying: we are so sorry, etc...

The hotel is supposed to be a 4 star hotel... I think it is overrated and overpriced.

Golden Tulip has disappointed me twice and I will never book them again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

I was five days in this hotel, i like it very much i want to stay more they are kindly people , their sevice is very good . The hotel in the center in resturant and bars erea, near the bus station and all the shops , near casino. The hotel is clean, the room is big , very nice sea view. All the people in the hotel very nice and want to help you, espial "stephane" that work in the reciption , she is very nice and wonderfull person, she listen explane and do the maximom. I want to return back to this hotel , on 14 september i will come with my friends because i had very nice trip in this hotel.
Arin mahly
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  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel
Address: Dragonara Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3141, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Saint Julian's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Saint Julian's
#12 Luxury Hotel in Saint Julian's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 263
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel - International Standards, local flavours. An unmatched option for business and leisure travellers in the heart of Malta's popular district, St. Julian's. Situated very close to the sparkling sea, the hotel promises stunning views and a genuine Mediterranean atmosphere. It is also very close to a number of amenities including the casino, cinema, bowling alley, tennis courts, shops, restaurants and banks. The hotel has 263 elegant rooms - many with panoramic sea views. We offer three dining options within the hotel - Antonio's , our main restaurant, Rhapsody Cafe and Settimo Cielo - our rooftop a la carte eatery which is open during the summer. Thanks to the magical atmosphere of our roof deck and our excellent in house facilities, we are proud to be a top choice for business meetings, functions & Weddings in Malta. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Golden Tulip Saint Julians
Saint Julians Golden Tulip
Vivaldi Hotel Malta
Golden Tulip Saint Julian's
Saint Julian's Golden Tulip
Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel Malta

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